Devotional, Karimnagar, National, Telangana

TTD cancels VIP break to ensure more darshan hours to common devotees in summer season, says EO Dharma Reddy

TIRUMALA, APRIL 06, 2024: Anticipating heavy pilgrims during the summer season, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam is making elaborate arrangements for the ensuing Summer vacation which is going to last for the next three months, said TTD Executive Officer AV Dharma Reddy

Speaking to media persons after the monthly Dial your EO program held at the Meeting Hall of the TTD Administrative Building in Tirupati on Friday, he said, the TTD board has resolved to cancel VIP break darshan during the ensuing summer, thereby ensuring more darshan time to the common devotees, during the last Board meeting. Some excerpts of the summer arrangements:

  • For the convenience of common devotees TTD has cancelled the VIP Darshan on recommendation letters giving more darshan hours to common devotees
  • Non-stop distribution of Anna Prasadam, buttermilk, snacks and medical facilities to the devotees waiting in the queue lines, compartments, outside lines etc.
  • Cool paintings and drinking water points all along the Mada streets and Narayanagiri Gardens
  • 2500 Srivari Sevakulu apart from Scouts and Guides deployed to provide assistance to devotees during the summer rush.
  • Effective strategy and preparations made by TTD forest department and Government fire department to avert flash fire accidents in Seshachala forest regions during summer hot days.
  • Appeal to devotees to not waste water and to use it diligently in view of water scarcity during summer days.

March 2024 Statistics as are following: A total of 21.10 lakh pilgrims visited the Tirumala for darshan, hundi collection was Rs 118.49 crore, laddu sales were 1.01 crore, annaprasadams 42.85 lakh devotees and kalyanakatta 7.86 lakh devotees.



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